Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun Wesley Case covers the city's after-hours scene
How two Baltimore distilleries are bringing rye whiskey back

Slowly, like a spirit aging in a barrel, rye whiskey is making a comeback — and two Baltimore companies are helping lead the way.

Sagamore Spirit and Baltimore Spirits Co. have made it their mission to bring prominence back to Maryland’s once-beloved booze, which fell out of favor post-Prohibition and never regained its stronghold on the market.

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These are the top 50 places to eat in Baltimore, according to Yelp

Bar Liquorice, Ekiben and Joe Benny’s are the best places to eat in Baltimore, according to a new list released by the user-generated ratings website Yelp.

The list includes businesses in Baltimore, Annapolis, Columbia and Towson, according to a spokeswoman for Yelp.

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Free cookies, fries and ride-share discounts for Maryland voters on Election Day

On Election Day, all around the Baltimore-area, eyes will be glued to the polls. Naturally, the thinking goes, you might as well bite your nails among fellow citizens at the bar.

Whether it’s a results watch party or simply wearing an “I Voted” sticker, the following establishments will be in the democratic spirit.

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Owners of Baltimore's iconic Ottobar searching for a buyer to 'carry on the tradition'

Baltimore’s Ottobar is up for sale, raising questions about the future of the local music scene mainstay.

Officials with the Charles Village concert venue and bar announced in a social media post Friday that owners planned to hand the reins over to a new group in 2019.

An online real estate listing for the property billed it as a “rare opportunity to acquire a nationally recognized music venue.”

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The Boathouse Canton has closed

The BoatHouse Canton, a waterfront restaurant and bar in Baltimore, has closed.

Known for its views and popular patio known as the DockBar, the restaurant’s final day of operation was Wednesday, said general manager Chris Golder. He declined to answer additional questions regarding the decision. Photographs of signs on the doors stating the BoatHouse had closed circulated on social media Wednesday.

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Come and knock on the door of Canton cocktail bar the Regal Beagle

The closing of Jack’s Bistro earlier this year felt bittersweet.

Yes, chef-owner Ted Stelzenmuller stayed in Canton to open the more casual Blair’s on Hudson, but what would happen to the charming, downright romantic space that housed a neighborhood favorite for more than a decade? Could a new concept capture the hidden-gem-in-plain-view feeling of Jack’s?

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